"When families succeed, our state succeeds, and that is why we are putting families first in
the State of New York."
-Speaker Carl Heastie
Calling it an investment in the health, safety, economic success and social well-being of New York's families, the 2015-16 state budget ensures that the
priorities important to New York's families are put first. The $150.3 billion plan makes strategic investments in
child care, education and higher education, health and
human services, job growth, and includes measures to promote independence and economic security by raising the minimum
wage and providing affordable housing.